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Welcome to Sail-World.com's latest UK newsletter.

A lot happening internationally but first on the local UK scene the RS classes are certainly into their winter sailing. Be quick if you wish to enter the RYA Volvo Youth National Championships, the joint British Services Exercise Transglobe has started the leg to Antigua, Dee Caffari has entered the Barcelona World Race with an all-female crew, skipper Hannah Jenner is a busy lady .... and much, much more.

Don't miss Sail-World.com's exclusive series of interviews with winning BMW Oracle skipper James Spithill and Grant Simmer. The series provides new detail from the 33rd America's Cup, from both the BMW Oracle and Alinghi camps, and some suggestions on the likely direction for the 2013/2014 34th America's Cup..

Ben Ainslie's TeamOrgin took an early shower at the Louis Vuitton Trophy Series sailed in Auckland, New Zealand. On that subject Bob Fisher's views on the regatta are a must read.

The Clipper race fleet is heading to San Francisco and the World Match Racing Tour has profiled this year's entrants, including Ian Williams and Ben Ainslie. And we have great galleries of images from events all over the world for you to view.

A great read and we hope you enjoy this week's news..............


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TeamOrign start MedCup training in their new TP52
Sail-World,
After their elimination from the 2010 Louis Vuitton Truphy in Auckland, TeamOrigin took delivery of their new TP52 from Auckland's Salthouse Boatbuilders, who had earlier constructed the team's tender. While the other competitors contested the semifinals of the Louis Vuitton Trophy, TeamOrigin was out training in the Hauraki Gulf. Ian Roman was along for the ride.... [more]
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America's Cup: 'Where to from here?' Grant Dalton on Emirates Team NZ
Richard Gladwell. Sail-World.com,
Emirates Team New Zealand's Grant Dalton talks to Sail-World's New Zealand Editor, Richard Gladwell on what lies ahead for the team heading into the 34th America's Cup. Includes some thought on the preferred boat, timing and signing up a team and more....... [more]
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$2000 appearance money for international Laser sailors competing in Oz
Trevor Griffiths,
With a well established Laser racing circuit and in the lead up to the ISAF Sailing World Championship in Perth with upcoming test events, the Australian Laser builder Performance SailCraft Australasia offer of $2000 in appearance money, will make the the appeal of trip down under even greater.... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3's Day-to-day round the world
Groupama-Cammas,
Jules Verne Trophy - Day to day summary of Groupama 3's round the world record attempt. After her second failed attempt in November 2009 and a return to Lorient to reinforce Groupama 3's structure, the stand-by period was drawing to a close: a gap in the weather, albeit it narrow, was enough to inspire them to go for the record...... [more]
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Pacific storm hits Clipper 09-10 fleet
Zoe Williamson,
The Pacific Ocean is providing proof, if proof were needed, that you disrespect Mother Nature at your peril. The forecast deep low pressure system has reached the fleet and winds of more than 50 knots are producing some very challenging conditions for the teams, most of whom are sailing under bare poles - that is, with no sails - and are still making fast progress towards San Francisco.... [more]
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America's Cup 2010 - Spithill and Simmer on stage (audio) Part 3
Sail-World.com,
Why James Spithill did not fall off the boat... and can he get to sail a Moth? What role does the Luois Vuitton series have leading up to 2013/2014?... [more]
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Fisher's View: One second to first
Bob Fisher,
The tension was massive from the moment the two boats entered the starting area – it was all on for Dean Barker and the Emirates Team New Zealand crew. They were one down in the best-of-three semi-final, clinging on to their hopes of repeating their success a little over a year ago when they beat Alinghi in the final of the Louis Vuitton Pacific Cup. The pressure was on the local team... [more]
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Emirates Team New Zealand wins Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland
Louis Vuitton Trophy WSTA Media,
Racing under the colours of the host Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, Emirates Team New Zealand won the Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland regatta Sunday. The Kiwi boat extended on every leg of the deciding five-mile race off Auckland's East Coast Bays against the Mascalzone Latino Audi team representing Club Nautico di Roma, which is the Challenger of Record for the 34th America's Cup.... [more]
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America's Cup 2010 - Spithill and Simmer on stage (audio) Part 2
Sail-World.com,
Simmer admits that Alinghi made some mistakes. Now the discussion gets detailed on all kinds of onboat systems and there is talk from Spithill about 2013 or 2014 and what kind of boats are going to be sailed. And could BMW Oracle do 50 knots..... [more]
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18ft Skiffs - Queen of the Harbour
Frank Quealey,
Elizabeth Walsh became the 18 Footers Queen of the Harbour when she teamed with Seve Jarvin and Sam Newton to win the annual event with Gotta Love It 7 on Sydney Harbour today... [more]
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America's Cup 2010 - Spithill and Simmer on stage (audio) Part 1
Sail-World.com,
Grant Simmer, Managing Director and Design Coordinator of Alinghi and James Spithill, Helmsman of BMW Oracle and winner of the 33rd America's Cup at their home club, Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club in Sydney, with Rob Brown from the 1984 Austraia II Campaign - Part I... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland - ETNZ wins the regatta
Warren Douglas,
Emirates Team New Zealand has won the final of the Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland regatta with an emphatic 56 sec win over Mascalzone Latino this afternoon. With the win, Emirates Team New Zealand went 2 – up in the best-of-three final.... [more]
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Emirates Team NZ take the only race sailed and Louis Vuitton Trophy
Richard Gladwell,
The final day of the Louis Vuitton Trophy, although a relief for Emirates Team NZ, proved to be a non-event with only one race being sailed in the shortened series, and the course again being taken out of the inner Waitemata Harbour. For the second day in a row the wind forced direction forced organisers to move the course around to the outer Waitemata harbour.... [more]
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Groupama slashes 2 days 8 hours off Round the World Record
Groupama 3 Media,
The Jules Verne Trophy now belongs to ten men who have sailed around the globe at an average of 18.76 knots along the optimum course, beating the reference time set by Orange 2 in 2005 by 2 days 08 hours 35 minutes. Franck Cammas and his men crossed the finish line off the Créac'h lighthouse at Ushant (Finistère) at 21h40'45' UTC Saturday 20th March. They are due to make the Port du Château in Bre... [more]
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Groupama 3: Jules Verne Trophy - finish in 45 minutes
Franck Cammas,
Franck Cammas and crew aboard Groupama are poised to cut over two days off the round the world sailing record and became the new holders of the Jules Verne Trophy. As of 1016hrs NZT they have 18 miles left to sail, travelling at over 28kts and are 1489nm ahead of the record. Finish time is projected for 2245hrs, on 20 March 2010, local time off Ushant. Here is the latest report... [more]
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America's Cup 2010 - Oracle and Alinghi face off, one last time
Simon Reffold, for Sail-World.com,
And the result was, frankly, surprising. Perhaps, after all the shenanigans, legal wrangling, posturing and vitriol of the past two and bit years, perhaps, sailing is going in a truly positive direction. Here's why.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland - ETNZ one up in the final
Warren Douglas,
Emirates Team New Zealand has won the first race of the Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland final, beating Mascalzone Latino by 12 sec. It was the team's second good performance of the day. Earlier in the afternoon, Dean Barker and his crew sailed an impeccable race to beat the Italian Azzurra by 27 sec in the third and deciding semi-final match.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland - Home team one up in Finals
Louis Vuitton Trophy WSTA,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland. Racing started in the approaches to the Rangitoto Channel off Auckland's East Coast beaches in the early afternoon, after a long wait for an uncertain sou-west breeze to fill-in and settle. The shifty breeze was moderate all day, ranging between 10 and 14 knots.... [more]
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2010 World Match Racing Tour profiles the nine Tour Card Holders
Yvonne Reid / ISAF,
With the 2010 Tour Card Holders having recently been announced, each of the teams are gearing up for the tough 10 event challenge against the world's top match racing talent. Find out more about the world's top match racers as they prepare for the start of the 2010 World Match Racing Tour season in Marseille next month.... [more]
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RS400 Winter Championships: Wrap up from Leigh & Lowton SC
RS Association,
The first event of the 2010 RS400 calendar was the Winter Championships contested by 24 teams at at Leigh and Lowton SC on 13th and 14th March.... [more]
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Still time to enter the RYA Volvo Youth National Championships
RYA,
Sailors still to enter the 2010 RYA Volvo Youth National Championships are reminded they have until Sunday 28 March to get their entries in. Entries after this date will not be not be accepted.... [more]
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Emirates Team New Zealand come out firing in Louis Vuitton Trophy
Richard Gladwell. Sail-World.com,
Emirates Team New Zealand put away their indifferent form of yesterday, and have taken the semi-final sailed just after noon today. After allowing Azzurra to take a small lead soon after the start, the Kiwis soon put their stamp on the match, taking a small lead which they defended down the first run. On the second beat, sailing in a 10-12 knot offshore breeze, they built their comfort zone, and... [more]
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RYA Spring Power and Sail Muster 2010: Places still avaliable
Emma Slater,
New for the 2010 line up is the Ocean Safety ‘Caring for your Lifejacket' session, during which you will learn how to service your lifejackets yourself. The session will cover maintenance, re-arming and re-packing. This is a pre-bookable event and one definitely not to be missed, but don't forget to bring your lifejacket!... [more]
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Emirates Team NZ reverses America's Cup result
Warren Douglas,
Emirates Team New Zealand has won its second semi-final match against Azzurra, completing a penalty turn right on the finish line and winning by 2 sec. Carrying the penalty incurred in the pre-start, Dean Barker and his crew led all the way to the finish, but with the penalty turn still to be done.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy - Images from today's racing featuring Artemis
Sander van der Borch images,
Photographer Sander van der Borch presents this gallery of images from Artemis and Mascalzone Latino Audi Team racing today at the Louis Vuitton Trophy in Auckland.... [more]
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2010 ORC Sportboat European Championship Notice of Race
Offshore Racing Congress,
The St. Petersburg Sailing Union (SPSU), the Russian Offshore Race Association and the Offshore Racing Congress (ORC) are pleased to announce the 2010 ORC Sportboat European Championship has published its Notice of Race and is ready to accept entries. The event will be held over 3-10 July 2010 in St. Petersburg, with six days of racing scheduled over 5-10 July... [more]
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Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 and the Pendulum effect
Groupama-Cammas,
Jules Verne Trophy - Groupama 3 carries on its rapid progress towards the finish line and substantially increases its lead over the reference time. Groupama's Race HQ moves this Thursday evening in Brest to prepare the arrival of the giant trimaran which should see the Brittany coast on Saturday.... [more]
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Exercise Transglobe - Discoverer and Adventure start Leg 9 to Antigua
Peta Stuart-Hunt,
The Army boat participating in the year-long Exercise Transglobe, HMSTV Challenger, has arrived safely in the Falkland Islands at the end of Leg 8 of the 13-leg tri-services expedition. The weather faced by the crew of Challenger was far more severe than that encountered by their fellow crews on board HMSTV Adventure (RN) and HMSTV Discoverer (RAF).... [more]
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Global Ocean Race 2011-12: Hannah Jenner first female skipper to enter
Oliver Dewar,
The Global Ocean Race 2011-12 (GOR) can announce that entry 14 – and the first female skipper – has signed up to compete in the double-handed circumnavigation for Class40's. Hannah Jenner has already logged around 130,000 miles of sailing which including a circumnavigation as skipper of fully-crewed Glasgow: Scotland with Style in the Clipper 07-09 Round The World Race... [more]
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Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12 - Hainan Province, China stopover announced
Volvo Ocean Race,
Sanya, the southernmost city on the golden coast of Hainan Province, China, has won the bid to host the Volvo Ocean Race 2011-12. The port of Sanya is now confirmed as the only stopover in Asia. Other ports on the course include the start in Alicante, where the Volvo Ocean Race now has its base, stopovers in Cape Town, Abu Dhabi, Lisbon, Lorient and the finish in Galway.... [more]
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TeamOrigin falls to Artemis and drops out of Louis Vuitton Trophy
Leslie Greenhalgh,
Day 10 of the Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland regatta was crunch time for two more of the eight teams. The second Elimination Round would normally see the two pairs that had advanced from yesterday race best of three series, with the teams that won two races advancing to the semi finals on Saturday.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy: Emirates Team NZ to take on their Nice nemesis
Richard Gladwell,
Emirates Team New Zealand will race against Azzurra (Italy) tomorrow in the semi-final of the Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland regatta. Artemis (Sweden) will go up against Mascalzone Latino (Italy) in the other semi-final.... [more]
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Brits have a new goal after early shower in Louis Vuitton Trophy
Louis Vuitton Media,
It's not exactly all over for TEAMORIGIN on Auckland waters, now they're out of contention for the Louis Vuitton Trophy. Tomorrow, they head back out on the harbour to sail their shiny new Transpac 52 yacht, for the start of another phase in their campaign. Mike Sanderson, managing director of TEAMORIGIN and on runners in the race crew, said the team were 'utterly disappointed' to be eliminated be... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland - Artemis versus TeamOrigin images
Sail-World.com and Sander van der Borch images,
Sander van der Borch presents this gallery of Artemis and TeamOrigin images from the Elimination Round of the Louis Vuitton Trophy Series being sailed in Auckland, New Zealand... [more]
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Fisher's View: Probably the best race so far . . .
Bob Fisher,
With the threat of elimination, TeamOrigin and Artemis pulled out the most exciting race of the regatta. The advantage swung between the boats, first to the British and then to the Swedish team. Wind shifts and variable current added to the strategies while match racing tactics were seen in profusion, particularly on the first lap.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy: TeamOrigin makes early exit
Richard Gladwell. Sail-World.com,
Artemis dispatched TeamOrigin from the Louis Vuitton Trophy in the sudden death elimination race sailed on the Waitemata this afternoon. The reality is that was a match that the British team should not have lost, and managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory just short of rounding the windward mark for the second time.... [more]
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Young windsurfers become T15 Ambassadors
Susie NationGrainger,
Team15 (T15) windsurfers Charlotte Seal (13) and Jordan Howram (12) will be passing their skills on to fellow teammates having been appointed as RYA T15 Ambassadors. s successful Ambassadors they will now help to develop their Team15 club by promoting Team15, the RYA pathway and zone squad programme to other young sailors and will represent the RYA at Team15 inter-club events.... [more]
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Extreme Sailing Series Europe 2010 debuts in Sète, France
OC Events,
Sète on the South Coast of France is the opening venue of the Extreme Sailing Series Europe 2010 from 27-30 May. Sète has a history of hosting top international sailing teams: the city played host to Alinghi and Victory Challenge in 2002 prior to their departure for Auckland, New Zealand and French Kiss in 1986 before the America's Cup in Fremantle, Australia.... [more]
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ISAF Sailor Classification Code reminder - Group 2 to be eliminated
ISAF,
ISAF would like to remind events, classes and sailors using the ISAF Sailor Classification Code, that the Code is changing and starting from 1 April 2010, the category of Group 2 sailors will be eliminated.... [more]
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Fisher's View: Laddies who lunch
Bob Fisher,
There is an upside to counteract the general downside feeling that goes with postponed races – the opportunity to do what so many women do on a regular basis; and do lunch. In the Viaduct Basin in Auckland, the temptation is constant and while the opportunities to indulge have been there a-plenty, the postponements have not coincided properly with the luncheon hour... [more]
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Barcelona World Race 2010 - Anna Corbella and Dee Caffari team up
Jo Uffendell,
Anna Corbella from Spain and Dee Caffari from Great Britain team up with GAES Solidaria to be the first all female crew to enter the double-handed Barcelona World Race 2010 Following the company's successful experience with the sponsorship of Anna Corbella in the Transat 6.50 2009, GAES takes a step further into the world of ocean racing sponsorship.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy: Christophe Favreau's view of Day 8
Christophe Favreau,
Christophe Favreau was on the water for Day 9 of the Louis Vuitton Trophy, and presents this gallery of images.... [more]
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TeamOrigin take an impressive and important race victory
Leslie Greenhalgh,
TEAMORIGIN took an impressive and important race victory against the French/German ALL4ONE team to guarantee their place in the next round tomorrow. Elimination Round One kicked off today, the eighth day of racing in this exciting and hotly contested Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland regatta. The competition has been intense and the next two days will be critical for all teams, including TEAMORIGIN.... [more]
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Louis Vuitton Trophy - Elimination time! Down to six teams
Louis Vuitton Trophy WSTA,
Louis Vuitton Trophy Auckland. Auckland's harbour lived up to its name today. Waitemata means 'sparkling waters' and whitecaps dappled the course in mostly bright sunshine and gusty, shifty southerly winds that ranged from 15 knots to 30 knots. Top seed Emirates Team New Zealand and second-ranked Mascalzone Latino Audi from Italy each won their races and went through to the semi-finals to be saile... [more]
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5th Commodores Forum - Insights into hosting commercial sailing events
Cailah Leask,
Yacht club operators across the world congregated at the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club, Perth, Western Australia, to hold their fifth Commodores Forum to meet and share their experience and views.... [more]
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RS700 Winter Championships at Chew Valley
Debbie Darling,
The first event of the 2010 RS700 calender was the Winter Championships at Chew Valley. For this event the RS700's were sharing a start and a race course with the Musto Skiff's in a re-run of last years RS700/skiff shootout. Results were taken for the individual fleets and also a combined set of results.... [more]
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Fisher's View: Close...too close for comfort.
Bob Fisher,
Contacts, loss of control, shouting, more shouting and more flags than you see at a Coronation. That was some helluva race – the one between Artemis and TeamOrigin. It had promised to be a cracker and lived up to the promise, because there was so much at stake. An early error saw TeamOrigin penalised and a split tack start gave Artemis the right hand side... [more]
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BBC Sport Relief Tri-Mile Children's Triathlon
Fast Track Sailing,
SailLaser and the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) hosted a lively Tri-Mile Triathlon event in aid of BBC Sport Relief 2010 on March 13. It was a fabulous day for the event, the sun was shining and it was blowing 10 knots from the north. The 33 participants in the event ranged from children aged 7 – 15 years old racing in pairs.... [more]
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Warsash Spring Series: Perfect start for week one
Flavia Bateson,
Glorious sunshine and a steady breeze made for a perfect first day of this year's Warsash Spring Series on 14th March. Competitors in the 170-strong entry list were out bright and early, some putting into practice lessons learned during a Jim Saltonstall training session organised by the Royal Southern Yacht Club the day before.... [more]
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Abersoch To Host 2010 Dragon Northern Championship
British Dragon Association,
The British Dragon Association is delighted to announce it will hold its 2010 Northern Championship, supported by Aberdeen Asset Management, in Abersoch. Should the weather conditions be hostile to Dragons moored in front of the club, the now well-established Pwllheli marina provides a totally secure bolthole with all the appropriate marine services available should the weather deteriorate, whils... [more]
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RORC Yacht of the Year secures sponsorship
Peta Stuart-Hunt,
Puma Logic goes from strength to strength as the Malta Tourism Authority backs her for the 2010 racing season. The Malta Tourism Authority was looking to sponsor a high-profile yacht or individual in the racing arena that combined an outstanding track record with high visibility opportunities. Puma Logic and her skipper, Philippe Falle were immediately recommended, by an award-winning national n... [more]
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Ultimate Ride Team to Jet-ski from London to Auckland
Angela Jones,
Adventurer, pilot and author, Jeremy Burfoot, is set to lead a group of New Zealanders in an attempt to break the world personal watercraft record by riding from London to Sydney to Auckland. The 32,000 km epic journey, The Ultimate Ride, sets off from London in August to boost awareness of healthy living, cancer prevention and to raise funds for cancer research.... [more]
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RS 600 GUL Grand Prix event at Chew Valley SC
Debbie Darling,
The RS 600 GUL GP took place at Chew Valley SC last weekend. The first start that consisted of the joint fleet of the RS 700s and Musto Skiffs got underway. The keenness of the RS 600s and a strong pin-end bias meant a general re-call occurred.... [more]
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Flying Fifteens Datchet Open Meeting
Flying 15's,
Fourteen Flying Fifteens competed in the Datchet Open Meeting on March 13/14. Race results were very close and at the end of the third race, any one of three teams could have won the event. It was all down to the last race.... [more]
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Yarmouth One Design Class Owners are set for Centenary celebrations
Peta Stuart-Hunt,
The Yarmouth One Design Class, based at the Royal Solent Yacht Club in Yarmouth on the Isle of Wight, is one of the oldest and most exclusive fleets of racing keelboats still racing in the Solent. The month of May marks the start of the Centenary with an official launch taking place over the early May bank holiday weekend.... [more]
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